Knick v. Township of Scott (U.S. Supreme Court)

In Williamson County v. Hamilton Bank, 473 U.S. 172 (1985), the Supreme Court held that claims for state violations of the Takings Clause of the Fifth Amendment do not ripen until landowners exhaust all state court remedies, including litigation up through the state’s supreme court. That decision effectively prohibited federal courts from protecting against state takings of private property. In Knick, on behalf of amici the American Farm Bureau Federation, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, and CATL Fund, we have argued that the Court should overturn its prior decision in Williamson County.


Amicus Brief